SafeChain Named Outstanding Startup by Columbus Business First

December 11, 2018

SafeChain, a provider of wire fraud prevention software for title industry, was honored in the Outstanding Startup category at the 2018 BizTech Awards hosted by the business publication Columbus Business First. The firm was one of three companies honored in the Outstanding Startup category of the fourth annual BizTech Awards.

“Columbus has been an exceptional location to launch SafeChain, and we are truly honored to have been recognized by Columbus Business First among the dozens of impressive technology firms in the Columbus area,” said Tony Franco, CEO and co-founder of SafeChain. “The level of talent and local support for startups has been instrumental in SafeChain’s early success, and we take great pride in our part in making Columbus a growing hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.”

SafeChain was recognized for its wire fraud prevention platform SafeWire, which secures real estate wire transfers using blockchain technology, as well as its work with the Franklin County Auditor’s Office. In addition to helping the auditor’s office complete a blockchain-backed real estate transaction, SafeChain continues to work the auditor’s office to modernize the jurisdiction’s record keeping by migrating the county’s property records to blockchain.

“There are so many more applications for blockchain than simply cryptocurrency, and the real estate industry is a prime example of how this technology can improve a process that’s nearly as old as the country itself,” said SafeChain CTO and Co-Founder Robert Zwink. “Blockchain helps create a more secure and streamlined property transfer process, which enables real estate professionals to be more efficient and fulfill their ultimate purpose, which is to guide buyers and sellers through this highly complex and momentous transaction.”


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